Hybrid and electric vehicles.

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land butcher
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Hybrid and electric vehicles.

Postby land butcher » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:41 pm

As surveyors we rely on all our senses to keep us safe. I now spend a lot of time in parking lots and as the lowly rodman I am concentrating on the prism bubble, thinking about the next shot and trying to keep aware of changes in my surroundings.

Recently I have discovered that HYBRID AND ELECTRIC CARS DO NOT MAKE ANY NOISE.

I have had them come up behind me and been standing to a parked car and to my surprise it moves.

With 75% of the drivers texting, and silent vehicles we need to be more aware of what is happening around us than ever.

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Re: Hybrid and electric vehicles.

Postby -Dave Ryan- » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:34 pm

Good point, I've experienced the same thing lately. We've grown accustomed over the years to rely on our ears while in the road, more than we think. Take that extra moment to turn your head and look before stepping out.


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